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2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Always one of the more well-attended events of the year, the stars were in the nation’s capital for the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday night (April 28). Held at the Washington Hilton, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle welcomed a who’s who of Hollywood guest list including George Clooney, Lindsay Lohan, Charlize [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Celebrity | Read More »

Bin Laden widows welcomed in Saudi Arabia as ‘not suspicious’

Bin Laden widows welcomed in Saudi Arabia as ‘not suspicious’

Saudi officials have said they have no suspicions about Osama Bin Laden’s widows and children, who arrived in the kingdom late last week. The three women and reportedly 11 children were deported from Pakistan last week. A spokesman said the kingdom had acted out of “humanitarian considerations” in offering shelter to the group. The group [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Middle East, World | Read More »

Blasts, vandalism, detention mark hartal

Blasts, vandalism, detention mark hartal

Stray incidents of explosions, vandalism and detention of opposition activists marked the first day of a second spell of countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown. The BNP-led 18-party alliance enforced the hartal to protest what it said government’s ‘failure to return’ missing BNP leader M Ilias Ali by the opposition set deadline that expired on Saturday. Twenty-one cocktails [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured on video asserting that there are “78 to 81” Democrats in Congress who are members of the Communist Party. Of course, it’s not unusual for some renegade lawmaker from either side of the aisle to say something outrageous. What made West’s comment — right out of [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Bangladeshi computer whizz kid eyes record books

Bangladeshi computer whizz kid eyes record books

A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh is hoping to become the world’s youngest computer expert after becoming obsessed with his mother’s PC at the age of two. Wasik Farhan-Roopkotha, who turned six in January, is hoping his skills will be recognised by Microsoft and Guinness World Records. As a toddler, Wasik started to show an aptitude [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Bangladesh | Read More »

Missiles could be stationed on rooftops during London Olympics

Missiles could be stationed on rooftops during London Olympics

The army is considering plans to station soldiers and high-velocity surface-to-air missiles on top of a block of residential flats to ward off any airborne terror threats during the Olympics. Residents in the private, gated flats in Bow, east London, have received a leaflet warning them that a team of 10 soldiers and police will [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Escaped China activist in U.S. protection: rights group

Escaped China activist in U.S. protection: rights group

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection in Beijing after an audacious escape from 19 months under house arrest, a U.S.-based group said on Saturday, in a drama that threatens to ignite new tensions between the two governments. The United States has not confirmed publicly reports that Chen, who slipped away from under [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Asia, World | Read More »

Bombs target newspapers in Nigeria

Bombs target newspapers in Nigeria

At least eight people were killed, including one suicide bomber, and dozens were wounded in three bomb blasts in central and northern Nigeria on Thursday, the Red Cross said. The targets of the first two bombs were newspaper offices, the country’s president said. The third blast, in the northern state of Kaduna, was confirmed by [...]

April 29 2012 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

Norwegian killer used computer wargames to plan attack

Norwegian killer used computer wargames to plan attack

Norwegian anti-Islamic fanatic Anders Behring Breivik told a court on Thursday that he used computer games to prepare for his attacks, once spending an entire year isolated from society playing a game for hours on end. Breivik, on trial for massacring 77 people last July, said he spent “lots of time” playing Modern Warfare, a [...]

April 21 2012 | Posted in Europe, World | Read More »

Ilias abducted to divert people’s attention from cash scam: Fakhrul

Ilias abducted to divert people’s attention from cash scam: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said Ilias Ali was abducted to divert people’s attention from the ‘cash scandal’ of the former railways minister’s APS. Addressing a discussion, Fakhrul said the incident of enforced disappearance of Ilias Ali was staged at a time when people were reprimanding the government after the [...]

April 21 2012 | Posted in Bangladesh | Read More »


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